Bell Atlantic Announces Opening of New Customer Center in Pittsfield

Bell Atlantic Announces Opening of New Customer Center in Pittsfield

January 20, 1998

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Bell Atlantic Directory Services

Stephanie Hobbs


PITTSFIELD, Ma. -- Bell Atlantic Yellow Pages today announced the
opening of a new Customer Center in Pittsfield to serve businesses
based in Berkshire County. The new office is part of an overall
effort by Bell Atlantic to improve customer service throughout New

"We have a new name -- Bell Atlantic -- and a renewed commitment to
provide our customers the high level of service they have come to
expect," said Stevan Brinkert, vice president of Northeast Sales for
Bell Atlantic Yellow Pages. "Our new Pittsfield office will allow us
to better serve the needs of customers across Berkshire County."

The new office provides direct access to sales representatives and
on-site ad creation computer systems. This makes placing ads in Bell
Atlantic's Berkshire County directories - Great Barrington, North
Adams and Pittsfield - easier for local businesses.

The Bell Atlantic Customer Center, located at 279 Dalton Ave. in
Pittsfield, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through

Bell Atlantic is at the forefront of the new communications,
information and entertainment industry. With 40 million telephone
access lines and 5.8 million wireless customers worldwide, Bell
Atlantic companies are premier providers of advanced wireline voice
and data services, market leaders in wireless services and the world's
largest publishers of directory information. Bell Atlantic companies
are also among the world's largest investors in high-growth global
communications markets, with operations and investments in 21